George Frideric Handel - Newburgh Hamilton - Giacomo Rossi Vocal Recital: Gauvin, Karina - Handel, G.F. (Arias)

Vocal Recital: Gauvin, Karina - Handel, G.F. (Arias)

George Frideric Handel - Newburgh Hamilton - Giacomo Rossi

Released on June 21, 2010 by ATMA Classique

Main artist: Karina Gauvin

Genre: Classical

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Album : 1 disk - 19 tracks Total length : 01:20:08

    Samson, HWV 57 (Newburgh Hamilton)
  1. 1 Act III Scene 2: Air: How willing my paternal love (Sung in German): Samson, HWV 57, Act III: Let the bright Seraphim in burning row

    Karina Gauvin, soprano - Alexander Weimann, Conductor - Tempo Rubato, Ensemble

  2. Rinaldo, HWV 7 (Giacomo Rossi)
  3. 2 Act II: Aria: Lascia ch'io pianga

    Karina Gauvin, soprano - Alexander Weimann, Conductor - Tempo Rubato, Ensemble

  4. Messiah, HWV 56 (Georg Friedrich Händel)
  5. 3 Part I: Aria: Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion

    Karina Gauvin, soprano - Alexander Weimann, Conductor - Tempo Rubato, Ensemble

  6. Hercules, HWV 60
  7. 4 Act I: Ah, think what ills

    Karina Gauvin, soprano - Tempo Rubato, Ensemble - Alexander Weimann, Conductor

  8. Semele, HWV 58
  9. 5 Act II: Recitative: Now all this scene

    Karina Gauvin, soprano - Tempo Rubato, Ensemble - Alexander Weimann, Conductor

  10. 6 Act II: Aria: Where'er you walk

    Karina Gauvin, soprano - Alexander Weimann, Conductor - Tempo Rubato, Ensemble

  11. Alexander Balus, HWV 65
  12. 7 Accompagnato: Shall Cleopatra ever smile again?

    Karina Gauvin, soprano - Tempo Rubato, Ensemble - Alexander Weimann, Conductor

  13. 8 Air: O take me from this hateful light

    Karina Gauvin, soprano - Alexander Weimann, Conductor - Tempo Rubato, Ensemble

  14. Semele, HWV 58 (William Congreve)
  15. 9 Act II: Aria: O sleep, why dost thou leave me?

    Karina Gauvin, soprano - Alexander Weimann, Conductor - Tempo Rubato, Ensemble

  16. Jephtha, HWV 70 (Georg Friedrich Händel)
  17. 10 Accompagnato: Hide thou thy hated beams

    Karina Gauvin, soprano - Tempo Rubato, Ensemble

  18. 11 Air: Waft her, angels, through the skies

    Karina Gauvin, soprano - Tempo Rubato, Ensemble

  19. Athalia, HWV 52 (Samuel Humphreys)
  20. 12 Air: Through the land

    Karina Gauvin, soprano - Alexander Weimann, Conductor - Tempo Rubato, Ensemble

  21. Semele, HWV 58 (Georg Friedrich Händel)
  22. 13 Act II Aria: Hence, Iris, hence away

    Karina Gauvin, soprano - Alexander Weimann, Conductor - Tempo Rubato, Ensemble

  23. Concerto Grosso in A minor, Op. 6, No. 4, HWV 322
  24. 14 IV. Allegro

    Karina Gauvin, soprano - Alexander Weimann, Conductor

  25. L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, HWV 55
  26. 15 Recitative: First and chief, on golden wing

    Karina Gauvin, soprano - Alexander Weimann, Conductor - Tempo Rubato, Ensemble

  27. 16 Air: Sweet bird, that shun'st the noise of folly

    Karina Gauvin, soprano - Alexander Weimann, Conductor - Tempo Rubato, Ensemble

  28. Solomon, HWV 67 (Anonymous)
  29. 17 Part III: Recitative: May peace in Salem ever dwell

    Karina Gauvin, soprano - Tempo Rubato, Ensemble - Alexander Weimann, Conductor

  30. 18 Part III: Air: Will the sun forget to streak

    Karina Gauvin, soprano - Alexander Weimann, Conductor - Tempo Rubato, Ensemble

  31. Messiah, HWV 56 (Bible - New Testament)
  32. 19 Part III: Aria: I know that my Redeemer liveth

    Karina Gauvin, soprano - Tempo Rubato, Ensemble - Alexander Weimann, Conductor

About

Canadian soprano Karina Gauvin has assembled a generous selection of Handel's oratorio arias and dramatic scenes. She includes a healthy mix of the very familiar, such as arias from Messiah, "Where'er you walk" from Semele, "Let the bright seraphim" from Samson, and "Lascia chi'o pianga" from the opera Rinaldo, as well as a number of more obscure excerpts from the English oratorios. The music runs a range of emotions, from the deepest sorrow to fury to inward confidence and joy to triumphant effusion, and Gauvin's colorful voice and the subtlety of her dramatic gifts bring each of the selections fully to life. Gauvin is remarkable for her ability to spin out long, velvety lines, especially effective in the deeply felt laments. Her voice is focused and pure and can ring with clarion brilliance without losing its patina of warmth. Technically, she is above reproach, and she is fully in control in the most extravagant coloratura as well as the moments where her voice emerges almost imperceptibly out of silence. Her command of late Baroque ornamentation is sure and unmannered and seems to spring from her spontaneously. Alexander Weimann leads the nimble ensemble Tempo Rubato in a nuanced accompaniment. Atma's sound is pure and clear and beautifully balanced. An altogether lovely album.

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